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Sielanic Thaumaturgy is a form of blood magic inspired by the pagan god Telyavel and practiced by the Telyavelic Tremere - a bloodline of the Tremere native to Lithuania.

After the Telyavelic Tremere are destroyed by the Inquisition, knowledge of Sielanic Thaumaturgy was lost. Little of its practices survives to the modern nights.

OverviewEdit

The Telvays learned to utilize the power of siela, the animistic spirit latent in the earth, stone, plants and animals of their adopted homeland. Based on shamanic practices, these Paths combine aspects of both nature and spirit-based magic. Some Tremere outside the bloodline believe that Sielanic Thaumaturgy is an offshoot of Koldunic Sorcery and look upon those who practice it with suspicion and distrust.

Sielanic Thaumaturgy is not a distinct Discipline, it is fully compatible with normal Hermetic Thaumaturgy. It does, however, share some similarities with Koldunic Sorcery, allowing vampires with knowledge of the Sielanic Paths to, with extensive time and effort, learn the Ways of Koldunic Sorcery through their arts.

There are also some similarities between Sielanic Thaumaturgy and Necromancy. Learning Koldunic Ways by means of Sielanic Thaumaturgy is difficult, the cost to raise Ways learned by this method is Current Rating x 6 and any Koldunic Rituals learned are considered one level higher than normal.

Sielanic PathsEdit

The Sielanic Paths disappear with the extinction of the Telyavelic Tremere bloodline, but with the resurgence of paganism in the 20th-century Lithuania, a few Cainites there attempt to rediscover the lost principles of Sielanic Thaumaturgy based on incomplete and sketchy records. The following paths were familiar to the sielanic tradition:

Path of the World's BloodEdit

This path allows the vampire to become part of the natural world, partaking of the abilities inherent in the earth, trees, rocks and life of any ground she is attuned to.

  • Menu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Eyes of the Earth: Sense nearby goings on through the land.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Roots of Power: Draw energy from the land to strengthen your body.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Arbor of Protection: Merge your body into a living tree to hide from danger.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet Course of the Beast: Transform into animals that live in your territory.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Way of Stone: Transform yourself into a living and somewhat mobile stone.

Path of the Shadow WorldEdit

Through this path the sorcerer reaches across the border between life and death, using her own unliving body as a conduit for contact with the dead.

  • Menu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet See the Dead: See the spirits of the dead and gain some knowledge of their attitude.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Repel the Angry Dead: Ward wraiths away from specific locations.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Command the Freshly Dead: Command ghosts to serve your will.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet Army of Souls: Summon ghostly warriors to serve as defenders or messengers.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Walk the Road of Shadows: Cross physically into the underworld.

ReferencesEdit

Vampire: The Masquerade Disciplines

Abombwe · Animalism · Auspex · Bardo · Celerity · Chimerstry · Daimonion · Dementation · Dominate · Flight · Fortitude · Melpominee · Mytherceria · Obeah · Obfuscate · Obtenebration · Potence · Presence · Protean · Quietus · Sanguinus · Serpentis · Spiritus · Temporis · Thanatosis · Valeren · Vicissitude · Visceratika

Blood Sorcery:

Abyss Mysticism · Akhu · Countermagic, Thaumaturgical · Dur-An-Ki · Mortis · Nahuallotl · Necromancy, Voudoun · Necromancy, Western · Ogham · Sadhana · Sihr · Thaumaturgy · Thaumaturgy, Dark · Thaumaturgy, Sielanic · Sorcery, Assamite · Sorcery, Anarch · Sorcery, Koldunic · Sorcery, Setite · Wanga

Defunct:

Deimos · Kai · Kineticism · Maleficia · Nihilistics · Rift · Striga

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